Sea-Hawks earn weekend sweep over X-Women

Photo courtesy Memorial sports information
Photo courtesy Memorial sports information

St. John's, NF - The Memorial Sea-Hawks completed the weekend sweep of the StFX X-Women with a 73-58 victory Sunday afternoon at The Field House.

Both teams got off to hot starts from the three-point line as the game was a shootout in the first half. StFX got off to a 4 of 8 start from beyond the arc, while Memorial was 5 of 11. In that first half Brooklyn Wright, who scored 27 against the Huskies on the last home stand, was the high woman early with 14. 

The third quarter saw the Sea-Hawks begin to pull away, outscoring the X-Women 22-10 in the frame. Graciela Diaz-Brito continued her strong weekend play, taking over in the fourth quarter as she dropped 11 points and grabbed four rebounds in the final frame.

While the X-Women hung around all afternoon, even leading 38-35 after the first half, the Sea-Hawks were able to clamp down defensively and put a stop to any hope of a comeback, holding StFX to 20 second half points.

Holly Scott was the points leader for the X-Women, scoring 18 on the afternoon. Chelsea Provo also had a nice game, dropping 13. On the Sea-Hawks side, it was Diaz-Brito's 19 leading the way, with Brooklyn Wright and Sydney Stewart both adding 14. 

The Sea-Hawks are off next weekend, but head to Halifax on February 3rd to battle the Dalhousie Tigers. The X-Women will also be in Halifax on February 3rd to play Saint Mary's.

Courtesy Thomas Penney, Memorial sports information